Things You Made, June 14

Interactive features, best practices, and updates from OpenNews

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What You’ve Been Making

A roundup of journalism and code projects from the last few weeks, with a little extra attention to pieces coming from newsrooms away from the US coasts and largest newsrooms.

Already Deep in Debt, Connecticut Struggles with Extremes of Wealth and Income

(Connecticut Mirror, May 29, 2018)
A deep look at one state’s wealth gap, placed in national context.

We Visualized How Underrepresented Texas Women Are in Government.

(Texas Tribune, May 25, 2018)
If all women win in November.

The Great Recession: 10 Years Later

(St. Louis Public Radio, June 5, 2018)
A timeline that stretches back to 2007 and tracks against the mortgage delinquency rate.

The Preventable Tragedy of D’ashon Morris

(Dallas Morning News, June 3, 2018)
A yearlong investigation, 70,000 pages of documents, and a close look at the case of one vulnerable toddler.


(Chicago Tribune, June 8, 2018)
How Chicago schools thoroughly failed to protect students from sexual abuse and assault. Search crime data, view locations.

Heart Failure

(Houston Chronicle/ProPublica, May/June 2018)
Investigates a famed program heart transplant program that’s marketing itself based on its storied past while failing its patients on multiple levels.

How did Curtis Flowers end up with a nearly all-white jury?

(APM Reports, June 5, 2018)
A play-by-play of jury selection.

Your nonpartisan election guide

(By the Bay, June 13, 2018)
So many propositions.

We Were So Glad We Saw These

A survival kit for journalists of color. Listening is a form of healing. How the New York Times uses software to recognize members of Congress. Racked’s look at the size conversation. A seven-part series chronicling the rise, fall and resurgence of the Bundy family. This new thing from Wendy MacNaughton: Meanwhile in San Quentin. The World Cook, an interactive cookbok of recipes from the 32 nations vying for the World Cup.

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